A.Shetye
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What are the rapid and blitz forms of chess?
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Rapid and Blitz are both form of fast chess Rapid, as the name suggests, is a faster version of chess Time controls for each player in a game of rapid chess are, according to FIDE, more than 10 ...

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How to win a rook endgame with two extra pawns-4 vs 2 general plan
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With such an overwhelming pawn advantage it should be easy enough to win. What you said is definitely a good plan. You can push h5 and g5 to push the king back. [fen "8/R4ppp/4pk2/1r6/8/5K2/6PP/8 ...

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New Chess Variant
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Moves in chess are powerful. As any player or even engine will tell you, a move has material significance (Stockfish awards it a fifth of a pawn, visible when no moves have been played). There are ...

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What should be the next move in this position?
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All black pieces are currently defended but that does not mean there is nothing to do as if you play aimlessly white will eventually gain an advantage. On analyzing the game the first thing you can ...

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Scandinavian Defence queen e5
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Qe5+ is not a blunder or a mistake but it is definitely inaccurate play. Qa5 (most popular line) keeps a check on 2 central squares as well as Qd8. Defending with bishop Also in the second ...

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Is there any more purpose to various openings than to get a positional advantage?
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This will be a short answer but give you your answer. Basically in the opening you get your prices ready for the war in the middle game. So it's best they are well placed on active squares so they ...

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What does double-check mean in four-player chess on chess.com?
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Double Check in 4 man chess basically means checking two kings in one move. Same goes for triple check. PS. It's not worth the points so don't go for it unless you win because of it.

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Are there any Chess960 positions where Black has the advantage?
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No starting position can have an advantage for black, but it may be that white may not be able to establish a positional advantage like in standard chess. Also, any attack that black can do can be ...

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Why does it seem that one drops more rating points when losing than gaining when winning?
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Due to the huge upsurge in rated players, and the lesser skill level required to become one, we see a player becoming rated every other day. If USCF did not implement this imbalance, Fabiano Caruana ...

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